PARACHINAR: Journalists from the tribal areas are demanding action against the Airport Security Staff (ASF) deputed at the Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar for thrashing and injuring a tribal newsman.
Besides other chapters of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ), its Kurram Agency chapter also held a meeting on Monday at the Press Club in Parachinar to condemn the manhandling of its president, Tariq Aurakzai, by the ASF officials.
It may be mentioned here that a reporter of the Mashal Radio, Tariq Aurakzai, was severely beaten up by the ASF men when he was entering the Bacha Khan International Airport on Saturday. “He was there to see off his father who was leaving for Umrah. The ASF officials misbehaved with him at the main gate and later tortured him by hitting him with the butt of the guns,” said Waheed Khan, a cousin of Tariq Aurakzai. He said Tariq Aurakzai sustained head injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.